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ACT IV. SCENE IX. 


CAESAR'S camp

Enter a CENTURION and his company; ENOBARBUS follows

 CENTURION.

If we be not reliev'd within this hour,
We must return to th' court of guard. The night
Is shiny, and they say we shall embattle
By th' second hour i' th' morn.

 FIRST WATCH.

This last day was
A shrewd one to's.

 ENOBARBUS.

O, bear me witness, night-

 SECOND WATCH.

What man is this?

 FIRST WATCH.

Stand close and list him.

 ENOBARBUS.

Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon,
When men revolted shall upon record
Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did
Before thy face repent!

 CENTURION.

Enobarbus?

 SECOND WATCH.

Peace!
Hark further.

 ENOBARBUS.

O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me,
That life, a very rebel to my will,
May hang no longer on me. Throw my heart
Against the flint and hardness of my fault,
Which, being dried with grief, will break to powder,
And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,
Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
Forgive me in thine own particular,
But let the world rank me in register
A master-leaver and a fugitive!
O Antony! O Antony! [Dies]

 FIRST WATCH.

Let's speak to him.

 CENTURION.

Let's hear him, for the things he speaks
May concern Caesar.

 SECOND WATCH.

Let's do so. But he sleeps.

 CENTURION.

Swoons rather; for so bad a prayer as his
Was never yet for sleep.

 FIRST WATCH.

Go we to him.

 SECOND WATCH.

Awake, sir, awake; speak to us.

 FIRST WATCH.

Hear you, sir?

 CENTURION.

The hand of death hath raught him.
[Drums afar off ] Hark! the drums
Demurely wake the sleepers. Let us bear him
To th' court of guard; he is of note. Our hour
Is fully out.

 SECOND WATCH.

Come on, then;
He may recover yet

Exeunt with the body

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